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June 2014 Archives

Wrongful birth lawsuits spark a heated debate

A medical error can often have grave consequences. When people in North Adams are victims of medical negligence, the result can be a worsened condition or even death. In a new trend, parents are upset that a medical error is actually leading to life. A hot-button issue regarding so-called “wrongful birth” has pitted advocates for the disabled against families with concerns regarding their children.

Infant's death sparks concern over midwifery practice

Many pregnant women spend hours researching all things related to having a baby, from which crib to buy to whether or not to use cloth diapers. A number of North Adams expectant mothers will also devote a pregnancy to considering options for the safe delivery of the child. Even when every angle regarding comfort and safety has been considered, there are still incidents that have adverse outcomes.

Lawsuit: Over-medication killed Massachusetts man

Medication can be helpful and even life-saving when used appropriately. It can regulate blood pressure, bring hormones into balance or simply relieve pain for Massachusetts residents who need it. A medication error, however, can have the opposite effect. A problem with the dosage or prescription can do major harm to a patient, causing them illness and even death.

Suit: Untimely diagnosis leaves woman unable to work

Physicians spend years in school learning how to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. Many people in North Adams rely on their doctors’ years of training and experience to come up with accurate treatment plans. In some circumstances, catching a problem quickly will reduce the chance of further illness or pain. A delay in diagnosis not only prolongs symptoms, but it can also lead to extreme consequences.

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